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DAFYDD FYNGLWYD (or DAFYDD ap SIANCYN FYNGLWYD ) ( fl. c. 1500-1550 ), poet ,

son of a poet and a native, presumably, of South Wales . Nothing is known of his life, but some of his poetry remains in manuscript. This includes englynion in praise of Gruffudd Dwnn 's mansion in Ystrad Merthyr ( Llanst. MS. 40 (60) ), a cywydd written to Sir Harry ap Sir Thomas Johns of Abermarlais ( Llanst. MS. 30 (444) ), and another to Sir John Perrot (see the article on the family) of Pembrokeshire ( Llanst. MS. 30 (447) ).


  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870) ;
  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2 (N.L.W.);
  • Cardiff Manuscript 13;
  • Jes. Coll. MS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford 17;
  • Llanstephan MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 9, 30, 40 133;
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 82;
  • Wynnstay Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1 (N.L.W.);
  • B.M, Stowe Manuscript 959.


Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959